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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Airborne 02.12.16: NEW Mooney!, Not-So-Good GAMA Stats, DA40 Upgrades

Also: A350-1000 Final Assembly, Barnstorming: ATC Privatization, Lithium Issue, Boeing Cuts, Tillamook C-27, Sywell Aerodrome, Massive Airship

Mooney International Corporation unveiled the latest generation of its legendary M20 aircraft for 2016. The aircraft has been designated the M20V Acclaim Ultra. The new Acclaim Ultra features detail improvements to the overall fuselage – including a first-ever pilot door and composite-wrapped cabin, a clean-sheet interior design, and instrument panel enhancements. The Ultra is powered by the Continental TSIO-550-G, 280 horsepower engine, and Mooney claims a speed of 242 knots. GAMA has released the 2015 worldwide year-end aircraft shipment and billing numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference, and the news was pretty dismal for much of the industry. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

GA, Airline Associations Differ On AIRR Passage

Bill Cleared The House Transportation Committee Thursday

While AOPA expressed disappointment in the passage of the AIRR act by the House Transportation Committee Thursday, the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) welcomed what it said were important safety measures included in the bill.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

FAA Proposes Seven Civil Penalties Against DHL

Alleges Multiple Hazardous Materials Violations

The FAA has proposed seven civil penalties totaling $455,000 against DHL Express (USA), Inc., of Plantation, FL, for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

GAMA Welcomes Four New Companies

First Associate Members For Electric And Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft Also Approved

The Board of Directors of GAMA has approved Astronautics Corporation of America, Bloomington Corporate Holdings, Click Bond, and HondaJet as new members, and eight companies and organizations—Aero Electric Aircraft Corp, Airbus Group, Inc.—E-Fan, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ICON Aircraft, Joby Aviation, Siemens AG, Terrafugia, and Zee.Aero—as its first associate members for electric and hybrid propulsion aircraft. GAMA announced the new associate member category last fall.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Lockheed Martin Offers Advanced Pilot Training Solution To USAF

T-50A Developed To Replace The T-38 As Next Generation Trainer

Lockheed Martin will offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition. The T-50A was developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to replace the T-38 and train the next generation of pilots to fly 5th Generation aircraft.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Airbus Helicopters’ H145 Demonstrates Offshore Mission Capability

Demo Flights Included Transfer Of Harbor Pilots, Technicians For Wind Turbines And Cargo Transport

The twin-engine multipurpose helicopter H145 has successfully proved its operational capabilities for challenging offshore missions. During a two-day flight trial in late January the established offshore operators Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH and HTM Offshore were able to test the H145 in all the relevant fields of offshore operations.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

GE Capital Aviation Services Leases Three New Q400 Aircraft To Air Berlin

Increases The Airline's Q400 Aircraft Fleet To 20

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has congratulated Air Berlin PLC of Berlin, Germany on its lease of three new Q400 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The Q400 aircraft, part of GECAS' order book of five announced on December 31, 2014, will increase the Air Berlin Q400 aircraft fleet to 20.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

Non-Flying Fokker D. VIII Replica Complete

Aircraft Called Most Authentic Representation Of The Aircraft In The U.S. For Sale

A project to build an authentic replica of a WWI Fokker D. VIII begun by Meil Good in Rhinebeck, NY in the 1970s has recently been completed, and is being offered for sale.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

North Carolina Man Arrested In Drone Incident Faces More Charges

Accused Of Second UAV Violation, Threatening A Witness

Authorities have filed additional charges against a Greenville, NC man accused of flying his DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter near a medical helicopter over a helipad at the Vidant Medical Center last month.

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Sat, Feb 13, 2016

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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